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Old 02-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i'm a really athletic guy, about 6'2.5" 175 lbs. I have ridden about 11 days the past two years, 6 coming this year. I am looking to buy my own board to ride because my aunt/parents just bought a new cabin quite close to Snow Summit, Big bear and will be up there quite often. I was looking at boards on craigslist and other stuff. I want to get into park and i already love riding down black diamonds and such. I was wondering your opinion, maybe you guys could recommend some boards for me. I am trying to pick up some large Burton mission binding for $60 from a friend that are in good condition. Also, if you know of any good bindings, suggest them to me. I am trying to stay on a budget and not spend too much. I also wear an 11.5/12. I just saw this board http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...645933719.html Thank you for any help. Also, if you guys see any good sales, please tell me about them.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Custom is great board. That's waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much for a board and a bag.

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Joystick is a great all-around board for a new snowboarder, rides the whole mountain and floats in p0w.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A 162 is a bit big for your size, you're probably better off on something in the mid-high 150s. Custom is a great all around board though, I use one for park/playing.

I'd search for something newer with better bindings though. On quick glance they looked like cobrasharks which are a lower end binding. Not bad but there's better out there.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ha, I remember riding a 162, and I'm only 110 pounds! Lucky it didn't buck me off! But yeah, especially for a park board, 162 is pushing it.
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